The purpose of this notice is to ensure you understand the changes that are taking place within the California Gambling Control Commission (Commission) and the California Department of Justice's Bureau of Gambling Control (Bureau).
The operating procedures for California's two gambling regulatory agencies have been undergoing a reorganization as directed by the Governor's Office. The Governor's Reorganization Plan (GRP No.2) is scheduled to be completed and in full effect by July 1, 2013.
GRP No. 2 consolidates the support, investigatory, auditing, and compliance functions of the Commission and transfers these to the Bureau. The Commission retains jurisdiction over the licensing, policies, regulations, criteria, and standards pertaining to gaming.
This reorganization is being implemented in two phases. The first phase involved the Commission's Tribal Compliance Division which moved to the Bureau offices effective April 2, 2013. The second phase involves the movement of certain functions and staff from the Commission's Licensing Division which will move to the Bureau effective July 1, 2013.
Effective July 1, 2013, applicants should submit all applications and supporting paperwork along with licensing, applicant and background fees directly to the Bureau for processing.